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Eastern Cuba Quake Cracks Buildings March 26, 2010
Quake Map of Cuba
Cuban President Raul Castro surveyed the scattereddamage left by a 5.6 magnitude tremor centered near the eastern city of Guantanamo Saturday afternoon.

The shaking opened cracks and fissures in 19 buildings and 316 homes in the country’s second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba, and other communities, according to Cuban state media.

“It was very big. I was at my computer and suddenly felt the strong shake and we all went into the street,” said Lisset Foster, who rents out rooms at her house in the city of Guantanamo.

The quake was centered 27 miles southwest of Guantanamo at a depth of 14 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was felt strongly in Santiago de Cuba as well.

A spokesman at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay told reporters that there was no damage at the facility.

There were no reports of injuries or fatalities anywhere around the epicenter.